Heat Wave Forecast in Jammu and Kashmir as Temperatures Rise


SRINAGAR: Amidst the forecast of a heat wave across Jammu and Kashmir, the maximum temperature recorded a rise in the Union Territory on Monday, with the weatherman advising farmers to resume their operations.

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Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a maximum temperature of 29.5 degrees Celsius, which is 3.5 degrees Celsius higher than yesterday’s temperature.

Qazigund, the gateway to Kashmir, recorded a maximum temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius, while Pahalgam, a famous tourist spot, recorded a maximum temperature of 24.2 degrees Celsius.

Kupwara and Kokernag recorded maximum temperatures of 28.5 degrees Celsius and 27.5 degrees Celsius respectively, while Gulmarg, a famous ski resort, recorded 18.5 degrees Celsius.

The Jammu division also recorded a rise in temperature, with Jammu, the winter capital of the Union Territory, reaching 41.9 degrees Celsius. Other stations in Jammu recorded temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius today.

In Banihal, the mercury settled at 30.5 degrees Celsius, while in Batote, it settled at 30.7 degrees Celsius.

Katra and Bhaderwah recorded maximum temperatures of 38.2 degrees Celsius and 31.4 degrees Celsius respectively.

Additionally, the weatherman predicted a heat wave starting tomorrow but stated that light rain and thunder at isolated places cannot be ruled out.

“There is a possibility of generally dry weather until June 17. However, the possibility of light rain and thunder at isolated places cannot be ruled out,” said Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Director of the Meteorological Department.

He also advised farmers to resume their operations, adding that a fresh spell of heat wave is expected from June 11 onwards.


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